One of the most difficult challenges, when you have children, is to find a way of spending time together, as a family, without anyone getting bored. The gap between generations, just to give you an example, makes the quest of finding something fun for the entire family an almost impossible task. Not to mention the hassle of traveling together. Yes, it might be a lot easier to leave the kids and go on a city break with your significant other. However, you probably don’t want your kids missing on important life experiences, right?
And, let’s face it. Kids make everything better. You’ll probably worry about them anyway, whether they are with you or home with their grandparents. So, why not jump at the opportunity and make traveling more than a simple way of recharging your batteries? Why not make it a family moment and enjoy the benefits of traveling together. The best part is that going together on vacation will help you not only make awesome memories together but also create a strong family bond.
Families with kids can have more fun than anyone else, no matter for how long they travel. Of course, considering school days and the fact that you can’t demand a break from work anytime you want, the best option is the weekend. Not only it saves you a lot of trouble with asking for permission, but it will also give you enough energy to keep you smiling for the coming days.
I know what you’re thinking.
How can I cram fun and relaxing time in just two days? It’s almost impossible.
But, before you start thinking about what to pack, the traffic, and whether the hotel has a night lamp for your seven-year-old, let me tell you that I have a few fun family weekend activities that will allow you to have your cake and eat it too.
So, if you want to get close to your kids and spend some quality time with your family, look for a kid-friendly destination, book a hotel, and start planning a fun getaway together. It will be the best decision you have ever made.
So, here is a list of fun activities to do together with them. Not only will these be fun for them and make them laugh their hearts out, but you will find yourself feeling less stressed out and more relaxed than ever.
First Thing First
Before choosing any of the next activities, think about your family’s needs. How old are your children? What do they like? Do they like adventure? How about sightseeing – will they get bored strolling down the streets of a historic town? Do you have the patience to supervise them? Also, consider the budget you are willing to spend on seeing them smile just because their parents know how to have fun.
With that in mind, let’s look at the list of all the best ways to entertain yourselves:
You might think camping is the least relaxing activity for parents. You have to worry about organizing everything, setting up the camp, and getting the food ready. For some parents, camping feels like swapping your home for the woods and your bed for sleeping bags.
Camping allows you to enjoy the scenery, the fresh air, and the silence. You’re far away from the city noise and worries. You can tell spooky stories to your kids as you all sit around the fire roasting marshmallows. You can teach them how to set a tent and find their ways around the woods.
It’s a great way of teaching your children new things and offering them the chance to get close to nature.
If you’re ready to give them a life-changing experience, then a ski holiday should definitely be on your list. Skiing is a great way of developing muscles and coordination. And, even though every inch of their bodies will hurt at the end of the weekend, they will love the thrill it brings.
Do you want to make it the best experience ever? Take them on a ski vacation in the French Alps. You don’t have to worry about setting everything up on your own. Travel agencies like AlpineElements can help you plan it out and make everything go smoothly. All you have to worry about is preparing your family for some real fun. Once you’ve tried skiing in the French Alps, there will be no place on Earth to compare to that. After all, they don’t call it the heaven of skiing for nothing!
Kids adore amusement parks. Parents, not so much. But, because it’s such a surefire way to have some fun together, I strongly recommend it. Not to mention, it’s one of the least time-consuming activities for the entire family.
If you are in hurry and you think you won’t get to plan a proper weekend getaway, this is always a safe answer. You can guarantee the kids will have fun. It’s also cheaper than a regular trip. So, if you’re tight on budget, this is certainly a solution.
It doesn’t have to be a famous amusement park for your kids to enjoy it. If it’s close to your home and you think you have some spare time, you should save up at least a day of the weekend for it.
There are two types of road trips: the ones in which everybody have a lot of fun and make great memories and the ones in which you end up getting mad because your kids are complaining every five minutes.
If your kids are almost teenagers, then the music issue will come into play too. They will probably want to listen to their favorites bands and will spend the entire trip with their earphones in their ears ignoring you. While that’s not necessarily bad, you want everybody to be engaged during the trip. So, prepare a selection of their favorite music and maybe learn the lyrics so that you can sign them together. You should also prepare a list of games to play together to make time pass faster.
Indoor Water Parks
The best thing about indoor water parks is that you can enjoy them no matter the season. If you want to make it more fun and exciting, include a road trip component to it. Find a nice water park close to your town and drive there.
On the way there, your kids will be already bubbling with joy and making plans on how to play in the water. It’s also a good idea if you want to tire them out and enjoy a quiet night with your loved one (or a book and a glass of wine.)
Every family has its preferences. Choose the one that feels right for you. If you like to be in charge, go camping, or visit a water or amusement park. If, however, you want to relax and worry about nothing, go skiing and let someone else do the planning for you.
You’ll have more time for yourself, and the stress you’ll have to deal with will be at a lower level. Your only job will be the one of cherishing every single moment with your dear ones.
After all, as the Italian poet, Cesare Pavese famously said, “we do not remember days; we remember moments.” Make your next family trip count.
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